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Jobs Growth Wales

If you are looking for a job but don’t feel you have enough work experience, Jobs Growth Wales could help.

What is Jobs Growth Wales?

Jobs Growth Wales is a programme run by the Welsh Government for 16-24 year olds in Wales.
Jobs Growth Wales key facts:

  • Six months opportunity in a paid job
  • It pays at least the National Minimum Wage. Find out more about the National Minimum Wage on
  • You will have a contract written by your employer
  • You will get the chance to gain the work experience you may be lacking
  • If you have a disability or face other barriers you can get additional help and mentoring while you are in the job
  • Jobs Growth Wales is funded by the Welsh Government with the support of the European Social Fund

Am I eligible to apply for a Jobs Growth Wales vacancy?

To be eligible to apply for a Jobs Growth Wales vacancy you must:

  • Be aged between 16 and 24 years
  • Live in Wales
  • Not already be in full time employment (full time employment is 16 hours per week and over)
  • Not completed the full 6 months of a previous Jobs Growth Wales vacancy
  • Not have been referred to/or are taking part in the Work Programme or Work Choice Programme (Check with your Jobcentre Plus adviser if you are registered with them)
  • Not be in full time education (fulltime education is 16 hours and over)
  • Not be on a Welsh Government work-based learning programme

Please do not apply if you cannot meet all the eligibility requirements.

How do I prove that I am eligible for Jobs Growth Wales?

You must be able to provide the following documents:

How do I apply for a vacancy?

There are lots of different jobs you could do through Jobs Growth Wales. New jobs and employers are advertising every day so keep looking.

  • Go to Jobs Growth Wales search to find vacancies that interest you
  • Make sure you are registered on our site
  • You must confirm you are eligible to apply for job opportunities before you apply
  • Log in and complete the vacancy application
  • Submit your application. (Proof read it first and make sure you are happy with it)
  • The employer will send you emails letting you know what is going to happen next
  • Keep track of your applications in My Vacancies

Covid-19 is affecting how employers are recruiting. Some employers may still offer face to face interviews but others may now offer an interview online or over the phone.

What help will I get to apply for a Jobs Growth Wales vacancy?

Contact us at Careers Wales if you would like help to:

  • Find out about the skills and abilities you have, and how they can help you get the job you want
  • Apply for Jobs Growth Wales positions
  • Find out more about the eligibility requirements and evidence you need to provide

If you are having problems with the online application form you can call our technical support line on 0845 434 8334.

Is Jobs Growth Wales still available during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Yes. Employers are still recruiting. Interviews and assessments are more likely to be online, but it is up to the employer how they recruit.

Looking for a Jobs Growth Wales vacancy?

Search and apply for 6 month paid job opportunities.

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